Letters: Pearl Harbor Report

Sirs: Why shouldn't all of us admit our respective parts in the Pearl Harbor disaster? It was common knowledge that "we can knock out the Jap Navy in two weeks," and that complacent attitude, plus that of the must-not-offenders, plus those who fought even inadequate preparedness, gave the Japs their opportunity.

It seems to me that the whole combined report [TIME, Sept. 10] could be replaced by a simple statement that, like the rest of the U.S., the Hawaiian commands and personnel were on weekends and binges and the Japs simply picked the ideal time for their dirty work.

Such being the case,...

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